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Boy dies near Goodhue Friday while climbing tree

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A 10-year-old boy died Friday evening near Goodhue after having a "medical issue" while climbing a tree, the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported.

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Extended family said he became tangled in a rope swing and apparently broke his back.

Emergency crews were called to 33792 County Road 6 at 5:17 p.m. Family members performed CPR on the boy until emergency crews arrived at 5:25 p.m.

Crews continued CPR, but the boy died at the scene.

Goodhue First Responders, Goodhue Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Red Wing Ambulance and Mayo Helicopter all responded to the scene.

The boy's name is expected to be released Monday.

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